A Little Bit Of Independence Regained


I don’t have very much to tell in this writing, but I just had to share some happiness. I want to spread it to everyone. My son took me and Al to the bigger city, and Al talked about license plates all the way and John Deere tractors. We got there quickly it seemed. It is an hour each way but with all the chatter, we got there in no time. The sales representative let Al ride this one all around the store a few times. He is a little afraid of it and went at a snail’s pace, but with time and getting used to it, I know he will pick up the speed some. All he kept saying is he liked the color, candy apple red. He didn’t understand the freedom this will allow him and although we talked a lot about it on the way home, he doesn’t get it yet, but he will. Candy Apple Red! That was what mattered. I am so happy for him and for me. No buying lifts for the car, no going to auto shop for readjustments. This one is nice for me because the seat comes off, the battery compartment lifts out, you fold down the handle bars, and pop it in the trunk. It has two moveable arms, to help hold him in place. He does sit somewhat sideways on it from his TIA and Parkinson’s, so I am happy with the sturdy arms around him. When we got it home, my son tried it out and we got a chance to see a little more power out of it. After bringing Al inside the house, and my son went home, I took it for a small cruise down to the mail box. It was like riding a grown up bike without having to work the legs. Freedom? Yes, I could feel it. I only hope that he will feel it soon also. Now he can go to the car show, and I won’t have to push him. He is napping now, and I am relaxing with my coffee. The ad is placed for the new caregiver, and all is well for today, so far.

57 thoughts on “A Little Bit Of Independence Regained

  1. Fantastic!…One down and as of now one to go…As I said, “Take each thing as it comes”…It will all be good with having Faith in your Provider!~mkg
    PS… I think I’m as excited for you as you are for Al and yourself…ha, ha!

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  2. Wonderful…. something positive in all the earlier drama and I’m glad that you tried it … too, so you know what it’s all about and that it really works – well done. Exacting for Al and that’s something very important.

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  3. Wow! Praise the Lord! The new chairs fit in a car! Amazing. My brother-in-laws did not. My nephew made a trailer attachment for the back of the car. Very nice. Candy apple red. 🙂

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  4. ONE MINUTE AT A TIME RIGHT XO ?
    !!!!!! YAY XO
    SORRY I PRESSED UNFOLLOW INSTEAD OF LIKE AND SOMETIMES – YES THE WORDPRESS PLATFORM STILL CONFUSES MY EYES …LOL

    ALL IS WELLL XO TAKE GOOD CARE XO

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  5. I am sooooo happy for you and Al…and he will get used to it…I used to ride mine all the time but since I got my knees fixed I only need it for long periods of walking like large stores etc. ..Diane

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  6. that is wonderful news!!! i’m so happy for both of you! i can’t wait to hear about Al motoring around on his new apple, full speed!!

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  7. And He said everything will be just fine, Terry, everything will be just fine!

    I like the chair, it will be a great help to Al and you! All things come together with time, al will love the chair, go out and find some Coke decals and put them on it. Next step is the care giver. One step in front of the other.

    Walk daily with God at your side!

    Always,

    Ed

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  8. How exciting! He’ll love it more as he gains more confidence. I’m glad this’ll make things a little easier on you.

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  9. Candy apple red? Well, now that’s a glorious ride! He probably doesn’t know what it means to him yet, but as he’s able to get out and about, it will dawn on him. Expect to see changes in his personality, too. Freedom can make you heady! So happy for y’all and hoping that the next caregiver really does CARE. Sounds like it was a good day all around. Sandy

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  10. Wonderful, I am happy for both of you. This will make life so much easier. You may also want to look into a lift you can put into your car trunk to lift the scooter in and out of the trunk. My neighbor has one and depending on your insurance you can get it for free including installation.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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